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Continental Slope Experiment (CONSLEX) Data Set (1982-1983)

Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom August 1982 to June 1983
Geographical area

Scottish Continental Slope (51° N - 63° N, 0° - 15° W)


Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column; Sea level


Sea level recorders; current meters; thermistor chains; water body temperature sensor


The data set comprises current velocity, hydrographic pressure and sea temperature measurements from the Scottish continental slope between August 1982 and June 1983. The instrument deployments, mainly current meter moorings, were made along a set of lines defined A-G across the Scottish continental slope (51 N - 63 N, 0 - 15 W). Current meters recorded horizontal currents, temperature and pressure, while six bottom-mounted pressure gauges were deployed at either end of each line. Four temporary tide gauges were also installed from Sligo (Ireland) to Shetland. The Continental Slope Experiment (CONSLEX) was designed to study water movements across the Scottish continental slope. CONSLEX was a collaborative exercise between the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory (IOSW) and the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Bidston Laboratory (IOSB) now collectively known as the National Oceanography Centre (NOC); the Scottish Marine Biological Association (SMBA), now known as the Scottish Marine Institute based at the Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory (DML); the Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department (SOAFD), now known as Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory; and the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Laboratory (MAFF), now known as the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory (CEFAS). The data are held at the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC).

OriginatorsInstitute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory
Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Bidston Laboratory
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory
Scottish Marine Biological Association
Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department - Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Data web site
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 (0) 151 795 4884
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048020
Global identifier164
Last revised2010-09-27